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About Spartanburg

We were born of the American Revolution where the Spartan regiment rose up from the South Carolina backcountry to fight for independence. Fierce battles fought on our soil were a turning point in our nation’s struggle for freedom.

The industrial revolution forever transformed our community. We became a center of manufacturing built on an ethic of hard work and quality. From the textile industry we inherit the progressive legacy that lives on to this day.

Not just a place of factories, our rural communities continue to innovate and thrive. This one county once produced more peaches than the entire state of Georgia and today we remain a center of farming whose products feed our fast growing region.

We’ve revolutionized our economy going full circle back to our independent spirit, our commitment to hard work, and our unique location in the South. We are the welcoming home to a collection of international companies unrivaled in scale and scope anywhere in America.

Our location makes us a hub of activity.

Our lives revolve around our rich cultural offerings, our extensive educational opportunities, our musical heritage, our racing legacy, our food, or the simple abundance of our stunning landscape. We continue to be the crossroads of all that is dynamic about the modern South.

We look to the future ready to go full circle again, to revolutionize the way we think, the things we do, and the path we chart.

Yet, we remain true to the things that bind us together: our spectacular setting, our communities and our commitment to family.

We are Spartanburg, South Carolina. Revolutionary.


Facts about Spartanburg:

Here are some interesting facts about Spartanburg we bet you didn’t know.

  • During July through August each year, the Carolina Panthers train at Wofford College, allowing fans to get up close to the team.
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, a Southern rock band, was formed in Spartanburg in the early 1970s. They have made 27 albums and several hits.
  • NASCAR Racing Legend David Pearson calls Spartanburg home. NASCAR team owners/crew chiefs Bud Moore and Cotton Owens are also from Spartanburg.
  • BMW's only North American manufacturing plant is located in Spartanburg County, where all X3, X5 and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles are manufactured. 
  • Celia Weston is a native of Spartanburg and has starred in more than 40 productions, including movies, Broadway, and television shows.
  • “Sleeping With the Enemy,” starring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin, was filmed partly in Spartanburg.
  • The television station WSPA, which serves the Spartanburg area, was the first station in South Carolina.
  • The Spartanburg Downtown Airport was the first airport in South Carolina.
  • The City of Spartanburg's B-Cycle bike sharing stations are the first in the Southeast!

Guides & Listings

There is something for every member of the family in and around the Spartanburg area.

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Featured Articles

Italian Eating

Sometimes, only a steaming plate of pasta and a glass of good red wine will do.

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A Breakfast Tour of Spartanburg

My girlfriend and I took a breakfast tour around Spartanburg, checking out three local favorites.

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Strawberry Hill USA

Strawberry Hill USA, a great place to buy strawberries and peaches and enjoy family fun.

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From the Spartanburg Insider's Blog

  1. Disc Golf - Spartanburg County Style Chris Jennings 30-Sep-2015
  2. Spartanburg Taking to the Skies Chris Jennings 30-Sep-2015
  3. Railroads in Spartanburg - Creating the Hub City Chris Jennings 30-Sep-2015
  4. A New Spin on History - Renovated Textile Mills Chris Jennings 30-Sep-2015

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105 North Pine Street / PO Box 1636
Spartanburg, SC 29304